This is such a piss off. I bought my ps3, in the summer of 2007. Now it died yesterday, which is such a piss of because it was so random. I was on PSHome and it just shut off, the ps3 was neither hot or on for a long time. The power is gone. No red light or green light. I've tried different power cables and different outlets. No difference.
So now I call sony, and they tell me it has to be sent to a service center to be repaired and it will cost me $190.97 which is just pure BS. This is a hardware malfunction, there was nothing wrong that I did with this PS3. I did all updates, was never left on for more then 2-3 hours at time, always kept at room temperature with great air circulation. This is exactly what I was trying to avoid when I decided not to get a 360 and its just unexpected. I was told that a PS3's life was supposed to be more then 4-5 years long. I've had my PS2 since launch and I have had no problems with it. $190 is almost half the price of a new PS3. I dunno whether its my fault whether I got a faulty machine, but running for over a year and a half I doubt it or I did something wrong with it. If anyone has any ideas what I could do. Now I just feel like an idiot for telling everyone to buy a ps3 because it has a better life expectancy then 360.
I am just wondering how 60 gigs are still alive from over a year and a half ago. Because I am not the only one that is having this problem and 90% of the people have 60gig ps3s too.